“Arrested Development” creator set to remake Lars Von Trier’s THE BOSS OF IT ALL
If cinema's last outing into the remaking of obscure foreign comedies into mainstream American films (DINNER FOR SHMUCKS) is any indication, expect Mitchell Hurwitz's THE BOSS OF IT ALL to be comedy gold!
See what I did there? It's called sarcasm, or maybe even to some, humor. And humor is exactly what the American BOSS OF IT ALL will be devoid of. Maybe you're thinking , "But surely it is far, far, too early for you to be dismissing a film when the script is still barely finished." To which I would reply; I do what I want because I have use of the internet and an outlet on which to publicly shame anything that pleases me. I would also add that you should read on because there may be more information after the jump.
Hey, look! There IS more information. Yay!
Lars Von Trier's THE BOSS OF IT ALL released to mixed reviews back in 2007, holding a solid 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. And while I'd much rather see the comedic remake of Von Trier's ANTICHRIST directed by Todd Haynes, this current project will have to suffice. Here's the official synopsis of the original film:
"Hired by a business owner (Peter Gantzler) to portray a fictitious CEO, a washed-up actor (Jens Albinus) finds himself caught up in sleazy buyout negotiations and the shady side of big business in Lars von Trier’s dark comedy. In order to give a realistic performance as the nonexistent company figurehead, the actor must compromise his own scruples. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and Benedikt Erlingsson co-star."
First off, it should be noted that there is an actor named Fridrick Thor Fridriksson somewhere in the world and he should get more work based solely on his kick ass name. Secondly, the plot of BOSS does seem to be ripe for an American remake and there are worse people for the job than Mitchell Hurwitz.
The question remaining now is who will play the lead role? My bet's on actor Tony Spider-Man Tonerson.